Psychologist and Therapist in Emeryville, California Heather Helmke, Psychologist

License: PsyD

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-64

Appointments: In-office only. Telehealth not available

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Psychologist and Therapist in Emeryville, California Heather Helmke, PsyD

Heather Helmke, PsyD

It can be hard to meaningfully connect with others in today’s fast paced, technologically reliant world. Traumatic experiences may cause one to withdraw and isolate from relationships and the environment, or can possibly lead one to engage in self-destructive behaviors. Therapy is a tool that helps when feeling stuck or overwhelmed, whether those feelings are created from underlying anxiety, depression, trauma, loss/grief, relationship issues, stress, or issues with self-esteem. I provide a safe space to develop an understanding of how stressors impact the mind and body, and I teach techniques that have been empirically validated to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression and release trauma from the body. My office is also a safe and affirming place for those who identify on the LGBTQIA spectrum. I am a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY27261), and I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. I have experience working in the fields of addiction/harm reduction, crisis and trauma, and child and family therapy. I provide an eclectic style of relational and psychodynamic therapy that incorporates mindfulness techniques with somatic and holistic therapeutic approaches to create balance in the mind and body, and to calm the neurological system in order to alleviate feelings of distress. Through collaboration in a safe and supportive environment, strengths are identified, and I will work with you to create lasting, positive changes in your life. Together we can develop goals to help you live a more richly integrated, fulfilling, and productive life.

Expertise

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ComPsych
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BC)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (HealthNet)
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Sana Benefits

Interventions

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness

Populations

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Women

Languages

  • English

Locations

FAQs

Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Heather Helmke. You can also call 925-282-1778 to have someone assist you.

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